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2004 VW Beetle GL Coupe
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jesmari
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a great car for the small unique design. It is fun to drive and has great stability. It is very reliable. The only con is a minor electrical fault in the airbag system. The system frequently gave a false alert of having problems, without there actually being a problem.


Favorite Features

The spacy interior design, great road stability, and good fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Give it a better electrical system. Continue to make the "turbo" engine .. and include Turbo automatic transmission.


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I love this car
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By Holly
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the best car ever and even if I could have any car in the world I would still want this one!


Favorite Features

I really like the flower vase. I think it gives the car its charm.


Suggested Improvements

It should have a little more power.


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Beetle, a Classic!
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By Terdan
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car!


Favorite Features

The shape, it's versatility, comfort, anyone can drive this. It's a cross between classy + sporty.


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Great
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By Michael Cheeks
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has alot of geat features for such a great bargain. It rides wonderful and gets great gas mileage. If I get the chance to get another one I intend to do so.


Favorite Features

Cruise Control, Blue Lighting, Fog Lights, and you can see everything around you.


Suggested Improvements

Maby raise it up some, it sits a little low to the ground for extremely rough terrain.


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Ethans Bug Forever!
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By Sherry Trail
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my VW about a month ago. My son just loves it. It's new name is Herbie. It's his favorite car in the world. I just love everything about it. It rides like most luxury cars I have rode in. It's very comfortable to drive. I'm a small person and I just love to ride and drive it.


Favorite Features

The flower vase puts a little sunshine in you day.


Suggested Improvements

I wouldn't change a thing. It's great the way it is.


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I love my new beetle!
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By nicknmanda
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I enjoy driving my New Bettle it is so much fun!


Favorite Features

Sporty & fun to drive! I like that it has alot of room for a small car!


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holders in the front!


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Orange you a fun car?
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By Bob Twofifty
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've only had the car a month. It is a fun car to drive, and gets noticed. I ordered the Sundown Orange and it reminds me of a little hot rod. I had read reviews that the car was underpowered, but I have had no problems with pick-up or top end speed. All of the controls are well marked and easily operated. The GLS comes standard with alloy wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes, cloth interior and cassette deck. I added heated seats and a 6 disc player in the console and still paid under list. I've owned a lot of cars, both foreign and domestic and barring a major catastrophy, this is the best car I've ever owned.


Favorite Features

My last car was a base Jeep Wrangler (base, as in no radio, no air, no doors, etc.) So I am enjoying all the features. My wife drives a Land Rover, and I feel the power options on this car are better laid out and perform better.


Suggested Improvements

I don't want for anything when I am in this car. If you want a Beetle it's got everything you need. If you want a Ferarri or Mercedes, then you should buy that car to get your added power or luxury.


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I LOVE MY SLUG BUG
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By BUGABOO
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I LOVE THE NEW BEETLE. IT'S THE FUNNEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN. WOULDN'T GIVE IT UP FOR ANYTHING, UNLESS ITS A BEETLE CONVERTIBLE!!! IT'S GOT A TON OF HEAD ROOM AND VERY ROOMY REAR SEAT. MY DAD IS 6'4" TALL AND RIDES COMFORTABLY IN THE BACK SEAT.


Favorite Features

MY FAVORITE FEATURE WOULD HAVE TO BE THAT MY DASH LIGHTS ARE BLUE TO MATCH MY EXTERIOR OF THE CAR. NOT LIKE OTHER CARS IN THAT ASPECT.


Suggested Improvements

THE 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ON THE STANDARD BEETLES REV TOO HIGH FOR MY TASTE ON THE HIGHWAY. ITS ALMOST LIKE THEY NEED A 6TH GEAR AND THEY NEED CUP HOLDERS BIG ENOUGH FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN A DIXIE CUP.MAYBE PUT THEM IN THE CENTER AND NOT UNDERNEATH THE STEREO.


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